This Montezuma Georgia tote bag features my original art depicting the old D.F. Douglass High School. The school was in operation from 1958 through 1998. The art for this was meaningful for me because my father, Charlie Tisdale, taught there for a number of years during my childhood. Some of my earliest memories are on that campus. The building still stands but this artwork depicts it as it was in its heyday.
D.F. Douglass High School was named for Dennis Fulton Douglass. Born in Augusta in 1860, Mr. Douglass was a prominent African American educator born to parents who were slaves. He eventually became the principal of the Montezuma Public School in 1906. He died in 1929 but was still well remembered and regarded when the new school was opened in 1958. I am told that when the school closed in 1998 it was the last "all black" school in Georgia. His name has had quite a legacy in our community.
The two sides of this bag include the same artwork but on one side it is a close-up view of the sign while the other side of the bag includes the full scene. If you're looking at this Montezuma Georgia tote bag, I expect you have personal connections to this school. I'd love to hear about your history with this place and what attracts you to my artwork.
If you'd like to see more of my artwork featuring Macon County, you can find that here.
Note, as mentioned above, different views of the same artwork is repeated on both sides of the tote bag. If you would like a different image on one side, custom text such as a message or name, or some other customizations please send a message before ordering.
This practical, high-quality Tote Bag is available in three sizes. All over print provides comfort with style at the beach or out in town. Made from reliable materials, lasting for seasons.
.: Durable and fast drying 100% Polyester
.: Boxed corners on bottom provides more room
.: Black cotton handles with reinforced z stitching
.: Black lining
.: Note: Size tolerance 0.75" (1.9 cm))
|Handle height, in||11.81||11.81||11.81|
|Handle width, in||1.00||1.00||1.00|
Remove all items from the bag before cleaning. Suggested to pretreat visible stains with stain remover. Mix warm water with laundry detergent and clean the bag with terry washcloth or a soft bristle brush. Let the bag air dry.
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️
Alison - Doraville, GA
The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!
Beverly - Dalton, GA
This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
Betsy - Gainesville, GA
She Loves It!
My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
Thank you so much!
Micah - Rocky Point, NC